12/09/17 – Saturday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • ); see also Why Beauty Is Not Universal (nautil.us)
  • GMO salmon is opening the gates to more food types. (ft)
  • Just how big is the hedge fund industry? (winton)
  • When attractive people are at a disadvantage getting a job. (work.qz)
  • A talk with Dr. Kenyon Meadows author of "Alternative Financial Medicine: High Yield Investments in a Low Yield World." (whitecoatinvestor)
  • How commitment contracts can help break bad habits. (medium)
  • Capex spending is often rewarded during boom periods. (fortunefinancialadvisors)
  • Russ Roberts talks with Anthony Gill about why tipping still exists. (econtalk)
  • The November NFP report was strong including a 4.1% unemployment rate. (calculatedriskblog)
  • Coinbase is now the most popular iPhone app. (recode)
  • Tracy Alloway and Joe Weisenthal talk with Andrew Lo author of "Adaptive Markets." (bloomberg)
  • Brian Koppelman talks with restaurateur Danny Meyer. (player.fm)
  • The tide seems to be turning against indiscriminate antibiotic use on farms. (npr)
  • Harvard MBAs are jumping into politics. (wsj)
  • Could a Videogame Strengthen Your Aging Brain? (wired)
  • Native Indian dog breeds are getting shoved aside by traditionally Western breeds. (scroll.in)
  • Most arguments are a waste of time. (thereformedbroker)
  • Why no lead in the NBA is safe any more. (wsj)
  • The Secrets That Product Packaging Reveals About Retail (theatlantic)
  • "Why are hotel showers so unfathomable?" (ft)
  • Tim Ferriss author of "Tribe of Mentors: Short Life Advice from the Best in the World" is facing mid-life in a vulnerable place. (goodlifeproject)
  • George Pearkes talks with Eddy Elfenbein portfolio manager of AdvisorShares Focused Equity ETF ($CWS). (bespokepremium)
  • Is the Endowment Tax a Trojan Horse? (ai-cio)
  • The depressing lesson of political sex scandals (theweek)
  • Don’t Blame the Election on Fake News. Blame It on the Media. (cjr)
  • The case for activist investors. (fortune)
  • All you really have is the present moment. (medium)
  • King Corn no more. American farmers plant more soybeans than corn. (npr)
  • How brands use modern-day payola to make their way into online publications. (theoutline)
  • Nissan is set to start testing ‘robot taxis’ in Japan next year. (wsj)
  • The Never-Ending Foreclosure (theatlantic)
  • The best TV shows of 2017. (theringer)
  • Portugal decriminalized most drugs. Guess what happened next? (theguardian)
  • What makes a money manager unique? (ritholtz)
  • 52 (surprising) things learned in 2017. (medium)
  • Shohei Ohtani is Yu Darvish and Hideki Matsui all rolled into one. (fivethirtyeight)
  • Barry Ritholtz’s must-read books of 2017. (bloomberg)
  • The Hidden Networks of Dog Rescue (topic)
  • The Great Recession is over, but it had real impacts on society, and we are still dealing with today. (theatlantic)
  • The case for real assets. (thefelderreport)
  • In the current age is the office romance dead and buried? (wsj)
  • Patrick O’Shaughnessy talks blockchain technologies with Adam Ludwin. (overcast.fm)
  • Portugal’s Radical Drugs Policy Is Working. Why Hasn’t the World Copied It? (theguardian)
  • The story of $200k in Bitcoin lost (and found). (engadget)
  • It’s hard to believe but there was a big fight over installing lights at Wrigley Field. (30for30podcasts)
  • Meb Faber talks with Howard Lindzon about momentum and angel investing. (mebfaber)
  • The story of how Tilman Fertitta purchased the Houston Rockets. (texasmonthly)
  • How much energy does bitcoin mining really use? It’s complicated (wired.co.uk)
  • Apple’s favorite apps of the year. (businessinsider)
  • This video game is being used to help kids with ADHD. (statnews)
  • Freshen your feed: 14 people to follow on Financial Twitter. (blogs.cfainstitute)
  • Green cars need green metals to make sense. (ft)
  • How meditation is being used in schools in lieu of traditional discipline. (cnn)
  • Being married could help prevent dementia later in life. (bigthink)
  • How to use mindfulness to make better decisions. (bakadesuyo)
  • Cataract surgery may extend your life. (nytimes)
  • Insects are a cheaper, more environmentally friendly form of protein. (ft)
  • The first episode of the Bob Lefsetz podcast. (overcast.fm)
  • Dan Harris talks with Dr. David Vago about how meditation changes your brain. (stitcher)
  • Americans are holding a lot of stock. (jlfmi.tumblr)
  • Chronicler of Islamic State ‘Killing Machine’ Goes Public (apnews)
  • Share buybacks are improperly demonized. (papers.ssrn)
  • Japan Embraces the Robot Takeover (bloomberg)
  • Barry Ritholtz talks with Jeremy Schwartz, director of research at Wisdomtree ($WETF). (bloomberg)
  • Echofin aims to be the ‘Slack for finance.’ (techcrunch)
  • Why the issuance of non-traded REITs has plummeted. (investmentnews)
  • Why is giving birth so difficult for humans? (theatlantic)
  • The 92-Year-Old Woman Who Is Still Shaking Up Wall Street (wsj)
  • California may ban ICE-powered cars by 2040. (bloomberg)
  • California’s building regulations are a major reasons houses are so expensive. (nytimes)
  • Sonic Tonic: Millions of people in cities rely on recorded nature sounds to manage sleep and stress, and scientists are slowly understanding why it works. (motherboard.vice)
  • Grass-fed beef is not all that much better for the environment. (qz)
  • Ted Seides talks with Paul Sonkin and Paul Johnson co-authors of "Pitch the Perfect Investment." (capitalallocatorspodcast)
  • There are 40 immunotherapy trials underway to treat peanut allergies. (axios)
  • Apple ($AAPL) ruined its Podcast app. (slate)
  • YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter need to be proactive (and transparent) about removing abusive content. (stratechery)
  • Manchester City is trying to build a global farm system of talent. (ft)
  • Nine charts that explain the November NFP report. (blogs.wsj)
  • Does SoulCycle still work if you take out the Cycle part? (fastcompany)
  • These are the best wireless headphones. (theverge)
  • JC Parets talks inter-market analysis with James Bianco of Bianco Research. (technicalanalysisradio)
  • If carbon dioxide is the problem, then why isn’t carbon capture a solution? (qz)
  • The Great Swindle: From Pickled Sharks to Compositions in Silence, Fake Ideas and Fake Emotions Have Elbowed Out Truth and Beauty (aeon.co)
  • How CRISPR could be used to fight antibiotic-resistant germs. (wsj)
  • The Switch has saved Nintendo. (theringer)
  • Why MLP shares are stuck in a rut. (bloomberg)
  • You can’t run a AI-fund without human intervention. (economist)
  • For a markets junkie, Bitcoin has it all. (awealthofcommonsense)
  • Benedict Evans looks at trends for the next ten years in technology. (ben-evans)
  • It’s hard to find much to complain about in the macroeconomy. (fat-pitch.blogspot)
  • Viagra is going generic. (bloomberg)
  • The best films of 2017. (theringer)
  • Brett McKay talks with Geoffrey Greif, author of the book "Buddy System: Understanding Male Friendships." (artofmanliness)
  • Automobile leases will soon be subscriptions. How cool is that? (slate)
  • Here’s hoping this is true: eating cheese every day is pretty good for you. (time)
  • Millions Are Hounded for Debt They Don’t Owe. One Victim Fought Back, With a Vengeance (bloomberg)
  • I Made My Shed the Top Rated Restaurant On TripAdvisor (vice)
  • This “Me Too” Timeline Shows Why 2017 Was a Reckoning For Sexism (fastcompany)
  • Carbon fiber is finding its way into pickup trucks. (wsj)
  • ClassPass is going to offer live, online, interactive classes. (businessinsider)
  • Jocelyn Glei talks with Tyler Cowen about "true risk-taking." (hurryslowly.co)
  • Ted Seides talks with Larry Mestel founder of PrimaryWave about investing in music publishing rights. (capitalallocatorspodcast)
  • How driverless cars will change auto insurance. (hbr)
  • How Dollar General ($DG) became rural America’s go-to store. (wsj)
  • Dogs can sense human emotions. (blogs.scientificamerican)

12/07/17 – Thursday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • Founders need to ask themselves why they need outside capital in the first place. (om.co)
  • The exchanges don’t want to tell you how much money they make off of market data. (wsj)
  • It’s not enough to hire well. You have to onboard well too. (medium)
  •  Low Food Prices Are Hurting Farm State Economies (blogs.wsj)
  • Bad News for the Highly Intelligent (scientificamerican)
  • What it’s like to go on an Amazon ($AMZN) diet? (wsj)
  • The best books of 2017 including Adam Carver’s "Smart Portfolios." (readingthemarkets.blogspot)
  • Ray Dalio: Watch Out for the Effects of Tax Reform on Tax Migration, the Fiscal Conditions of Affected States and Cities, and Polarity in America (linkedin)
  • Nothing like a bubble to kick in your hindsight bias. (theirrelevantinvestor)
  • Actionable news is rare: how to read financial news. (collaborativefund)
  • Not every big exit has VC behind it: the case of RXBAR. (chenmarkcapital)
  • Elliott Management is by far and away the most successful activist investor. (fortune)
  • Bitcoin energy use is not sustainable. (grist)
  • Ray Dalio will give $10 to charity if you buy a copy of his book "Principles." (principles)
  • First Round Capital’s State of Startups 2017. (stateofstartups.firstround)
  • Can index funds be a force for good? (hbr)
  • Flash crashes happen in the forex markets more often than commonly thought. (bloomberg)
  • Every great pitch starts with a discrete change in the world. (medium)
  • Momentum has been THE factor of 2017. (capitalspectator)
  • One theory on why Bitcoin trading going into the launch of futures. (ftalphaville.ft)
  • How AI will play a role in entertainment. (variety)
  • How Not to Run a Sovereign Wealth Fund (bloomberg)
  • It’s hard to build quant models for crypto when you don’t have much data. (bloomberg)
  • Stop saying the stock market is up only because of the Fed. (pragcap)
  • The Bitcoin bubble is unique because it has happened without a banker in sight. (thereformedbroker)
  • Shale oil producers are being held to account for not generating free cash flow. (wsj)
  • If you choose to invest sustainably, returns shouldn’t hold you back. (beta.morningstar)
  • As Bitcoin’s value has increased its use as a payment system has declined. (nytimes)
  • Some big players are pushing back against the introduction of Bitcoin futures. (ft)
  • Weekly initial unemployment claims are bumping around low levels. (calculatedriskblog)
  • This is a great tweetstorm of: "Things Many People Find Too Obvious To Have Told You Already." (twitter)
  • 2016’s worst performers didn’t bounce in 2017. (bloomberg)
  • Should you get Alexa for your office? (moneyhabits.bankozarks)
  • Why founders need to recognize their own limitations. (codingvc)
  • Quant models decay: which is why human talent still matters. (ftalphaville.ft)
  • Coinbase, as a company, is drinking water from a fire hose. (nytimes)
  • Why are America's farmers killing themselves in record numbers? (theguardian)
  • Howard Lindzon talks 20 years of startup investing. (medium)
  • Google’s ($GOOGL) AlphaGo just destroyed the best chess playing software. (chess)
  • Entrepreneurs Are Betting on a Billion-Dollar Future for Hemp (bloomberg)
  • Co-working spaces are not for everybody. (ft)
  • Steve Case’s Rise of the Rest has attracted an all-star cast of investors to bring venture capital to the Midwest. (nytimes)
  • The differences between being a VC and a startup CEO are stark. (blog.midweststartups)
  • One Potential Winner From Tax Overhaul: Corporate Bonds (wsj)
  • Have investors lost faith in buybacks? (bloomberg)
  • The story behind Minnesota's Viking (espn)
  • Building a business from the get-go with revenue in mind. (medium)
  • Dear Guy Who Just Made My Burrito (medium)
  • Coinbase is the breakout startup of 2017. (blog.semilshah)
  • Passive managers are devoting more resources to stewardship. (beta.morningstar)
  • Some crypto shorthand you need to know. (thereformedbroker)

12/06/17 – Wednesday’s Interest-ing Reads

12/04/17 – Monday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • What the Pliocene epoch can teach us about future warming on Earth (sciencenews)
  • What are high yield bonds? (pensionpartners)
  • Tesla ($TSLA) no longer operates in a competitive vacuum. (dealbreaker)
  • The slope of the yield curve is not a concern yet. (ftalphaville.ft)
  • Businesses have been slow to adopt Bitcoin as a transaction vehicle. (wsj)
  • Could the Fed offer a digital currency at so (wsj)
  • Regulators are still a bit behind on Bitcoin futures. (bloomberg)
  • Voters don’t vote their self-interest. They vote their values. (georgelakoff)
  • We are looking at a bad flu season. (popsci)
  • Many current MLP investors are "confused." (sl-advisors)
  • 5 big ETF one-hit wonders. (etf)
  • Even Robots Are Joining the Bitcoin Craze as Quants Seek an Edge (bloomberg)
  • Smart speakers (and wireless earphones) are the same business. Guess who will dominate? (economist)
  • B-schools are desperately looking for blockchain experts. (ft)
  • America’s fertility rate is dropping, fast. (medium)
  • The universe of blockchain-related stocks is so small you pretty much need to buy them all for a blockchain ETF. (mutualfundobserver)
  • Just how low volatility has been in 2017. (bloomberg)
  • Five things to think about other than ETF fees. (vanguardblog)
  • Shareholders in MLPs have (extremely) limited rights. (sl-advisors)
  • Uh oh. MBA types are interested in cryptocurrencies. (dealbreaker)
  • Next week Chicago will be the center of the Bitcoin world. (wsj)
  • Bitcoin, Ignorance and You (blogs.wsj)
  • 98,750,067,000,000 Reasons to Be Worried About 2018 (bloomberg)
  • A Q&A with Will Rhind of startup ETF provider GraniteShares. (etfdb)
  • The case for the Japanese yen. (themacrotourist)
  • Why CTAs will soon be including Bitcoin amongst their trading vehicles. (bloomberg)
  • Female fund managers are more likely to leave the industry at any age. (wsj)
  • How Amazon ($AMZN) and Wal-Mart ($WMT) are becoming more alike. (businessinsider)
  • Hipsters love RVs. (wsj)
  • The case for the CVS ($CVS)-Aetna ($AET) merger. (nytimes)
  • The case for quadruple leveraged ETFs. (citywireusa)
  • A list of the US companies with the most cash held overseas. (axios)
  • Managed futures have performed pretty much in line for the YTD. (mrzepczynski.blogspot)
  • A succinct summary of the week’s economic events. (ritholtz)
  • International stocks are still pretty much making up for a bad 2014-2016. (theatlasinvestor)
  • How 41 People in Lithuania Took Over Your Facebook Feed (nytimes)
  • Is there pent up demand to short Bitcoin? (bloomberg)
  • The economy can’t be explained by the numbers alone. (awealthofcommonsense)
  • Tech Giants’ Shadows Fall Over Promising Startups (barrons)
  • How much of Bitcoin’s rise can be attributed to our political situation? (ft)
  • How the deal could transform CVS stores into ‘front doors’ into the health care system. (money.cnn)
  • How various tactical asset allocation strategies performed in November 2017. (allocatesmartly)
  • Canada could make billions from legal pot (money.cnn)
  • Vanguard is launching five single-factor ETFs in 2018. (blogs.wsj)
  • Blackrock ($BLK) and Vanguard are on track the asset management industry. (bloomberg)
  • How the City of Chicago was able to issue AAA-rated bonds. (wsj)
  • Some cautionary words on high yield bond ETFs. (blogs.cfainstitute)
  • How JP Morgan ($JPM) and Vanguard are approaching factor ETFs differently. (citywireusa)
  • Using The Latte Index to suss out overvalued (and undervalued) currencies. (visualcapitalist)
  • How to move across country without going crazy. (gq)
  • The big banks are taking threats of a massive cyberattack seriously. (wsj)
  • Blackrock ($BLK) and Vanguard are on track to have $20 trillion in AUM. (bloomberg)
  • A deep dive into sector performance in November. (mrzepczynski.blogspot)
  • A look at some mutual funds that have been around 2 years but not 3, i.e. star-eligible. (mutualfundobserver)
  • Bill Gates’ five favorite books from 2017. (businessinsider)
  • Just in case you needed another lesson in why you shouldn’t mix politics and portfolios. (bclund)
  • The economic schedule for the coming week. (calculatedriskblog)
  • Just how big is the smart speaker market? (aboveavalon)
  • Tyler Cowen’s (extended) list of the best non-fiction books of 2017. (marginalrevolution)

12/02/17 – Saturday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • The Nintendo Switch is pretty much perfect. (qz)
  • James Altucher talks with Tyler Cowen about our collective complacency. (player.fm)
  • Why These Retailers Had Shorter Lines This Black Friday (barrons)
  • Ben and Michael discuss whether we need a ‘Vanguard of alts.’ (awealthofcommonsense)
  • Malls never wanted gyms as tenants. Now they are a hot property. (wsj)
  • Bloomberg competitor Money.net now has more than 80,000 subscribers. (talkingbiznews)
  • Seven things you are paying too much for in a restaurant. (bloomberg)
  • Where Macy’s Came From&#xA0 (bloomberg)
  • There is far more life below the surface of Earth than commonly thought. (aeon.co)
  • Brian Koppelman talks with Eric Heisserer screenwriter of the great film ‘Arrival.’ (itunes.apple)
  • Awkward: when the supplement you are try to market fails in a clinical trial. (cnbc)
  • Earning a lot of money at an early age i both a blessing and a curse. (awealthofcommonsense)
  • The University of Wisconsin is pushing hard to save its full-time MBA program. (wsj)
  • Tim Ferriss on how to say no. (tim.blog)
  • Jeremy Schwartz talks factors with Wes Gray and Andrew Weisman. (soundcloud)
  • Tudor throws in the towel on a macro fund (Bloomberg)
  • Cryptocurrency-related job listings are surging on LinkedIn. (bloomberg)
  • Bill Simmons talks with author Chuck Klosterman. (soundcloud)
  • Why 2017 Felt Like 1937 (And 2018 Will Feel Like 1938) (Medium)
  • The Kindle Oasis is the best e-reader out there. (techcrunch)
  • Are wet wipes flushable or not? (npr)
  • Maryland’s blue crab industry is drying for lack of labor. (eater)
  • GM plans large-scale launch of self-driving cars in U.S. cities in 2019 (Reuters)
  • Rising foreign enrollments are bailing out public universities. (qz)
  • Rural America is increasingly wary of industrial agriculture. (wsj)
  • The best fiction books of 2017. (marginalrevolution)
  • Tim Ferriss talks with Tim Urban of Wait But Why fame. (tim.blog)
  • Why markets are going to miss Janet Yellen. (bloomberg)
  • Is it really possible to thrive as a two-way player in MLB? (sports.yahoo)
  • The loss of sea ice is making Alaska’s coastline vulnerable to storms. (scientificamerican)
  • Households headed by people 75 and older are the biggest buyers of stocks since 2007 (Bloomberg)
  • A flattening yield curve should give the Fed pause. (economist)
  • It’s difficult to point to real value-added in the ICO space. (ftalphaville.ft)
  • Robots will destroy our jobs — and we’re not ready for it (theguardian)
  • People are less dismissive of ideas they hear, than read. (axios)
  • Amazon is so good at keeping prices low, it’s changed how economists think about inflation (qz)
  • Much of what you know about concussions is wrong. (qz)
  • American kids don’t give a f*ck about your global standardized tests. (blogs.wsj)
  • Business lessons from Katrina Lake of newly IPO’d StitchFix ($SFIX). (25iq)
  • How Hedge Funds Hurt Puerto Rico (institutionalinvestorsalpha)
  • Bitcoin is "an electronic version of gold." (johnhcochrane.blogspot)
  • How to worry better. (thecut)
  • CFTC approves digital coin futures trading on 3 exchanges (Business Insider)
  • The best books of 2017. (kottke)
  • Elon Musk wants to build a high-speed Loop from O’Hare to Downtown. (fortune)
  • George Pearkes talks with George Livadas of Upslope Capital Management. (bespokepremium)
  • Fecal transplants are coming to a pill. (theverge)
  • Magic mushrooms are next for a legalization campaign in California. (theguardian)
  • How LED lights make light pollution more likely. (wsj)
  • Bitcoin price breaks $10,000. Here’s what history tells us comes next. (Investment News)
  • Scott Galloway talks with Scott Harrison of charity:water. (youtube)
  • Inequality in higher education is difficult to address. (behavioralscientist)
  • I am a time traveler from the future, here to beg you to stop what you are doing (reddit)
  • Sam Harris talks CRISPR with Jennifer A. Doudna. (samharris)
  • The case for normalizing impeachment. (vox)
  • The best audiobooks of 2017. (pastemagazine)
  • The 50 best albums of 2017. (pastemagazine)
  • Are we overstated the US’ oil and gas reserves? (bloomberg)
  • Scott Galloway answers "Are the big four a force for good?" (l2inc)
  • Traders are selling Treasurys and plowing into financial stocks (Stockcharts.com)
  • The math is complicated but EVs running on coal-generated electricity are still greener than traditional ICE autos. (bloomberg)
  • Shane Parrish talks with Gary Taubes about the dangers of sugar. (farnamstreetblog)
  • The NFL Is Dying; Here’s Why (weeklystandard)
  • "Getting out of an illiquid asset—as this week, when exchanges struggled to cope with trading volumes—can be harder than getting into it." (economist)
  • So Long As There Are Wants and Needs, There Will Be Jobs (realclearmarkets)
  • The 25 best TV shows of 2017. (pastemagazine)
  • Something very stupid is happening in the Senate right now (Business Insider)
  • Researchers are becoming more optimistic in the fight against Alzheimer’s. (ft)
  • Less burpy cows would help reduce methane emissions. (bloomberg)
  • How to not be an interrupting *sshole. (lifehacker)
  • The Freakonomics guys on why productivity growth is so darn low. (freakonomics)
  • It’s hard NOT to have capital gains this year. What to do next. (bloomberg)
  • Investing success comes down to to simple decisions. (validea)
  • Is a bacteria the cause of half of colon cancers? (nytimes)
  • Strength training is good for you. (outsideonline)
  • FIFA is having a hard time attracting sponsors. (nytimes)
  • Neuroscience is merging with computing. (technologyreview)
  • Immunotherapy is wildly effective against cancer, but only for small minority. (wired)
  • Brett McKay talks with Tim Ferriss, author of "Tribe of Mentors: Short Life Advice From the Best in the World." (artofmanliness)
  • Firefox Chrome is now as good or better than Google ($GOOGL) Chrome. (wired)
  • Tax reform hits a snag in congress (New York Times)
  • True Chicagoans know about the Pedway. (bbc)
  • Why you should carry heavy stuff not just lift it. (artofmanliness)
  • For city dwellers not having a garage makes having an EV difficult, i.e. no charger. (sfchronicle)
  • Mark Manson, "F*ck your feelings." (markmanson)
  • The Tree That Rocked The Music Industry (npr)
  • Where we are in the influenza season. (statnews)
  • Why you should be running 5Ks not marathons. (fivethirtyeight)
  • The best films of 2017. (marginalrevolution)
  • Apple ($AAPL) is launching a new study to identify irregular heart rhythms using the Watch. (theverge)
  • Brett McKay, "Past failure is no excuse for present inaction." (artofmanliness)
  • Bitcoin futures are coming December 18th. (cnbc)
  • Why CTAs should actively manage their cash. (mrzepczynski.blogspot)
  • JC Parets talks with Charlie Bilello of Pension Partners. (technicalanalysisradio)
  • Meb Faber talks with Randy Swan of Swan Global Investments. (mebfaber)

11/30/17 – Thursday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • It Started as a Tax Cut. Now It Could Change American Life. (New York Times)
  • A Q&A with Alfred Spector CTO of hedge fund Two Sigma. (nautil.us)
  • How resilient is your startup? (vcwithme.co)
  • Why hedge funds are willing to pay for Quandl’s alternative data. (business.financialpost)
  • The best brands are consistent and have a great look and feel. (firstround)
  • AARP: 1 in 4 seniors will see a tax hike (!) under this bill (The Hill)
  • 12 signs a company is a ‘value trap.’ (bloomberg)
  • Become a Better Investor’s Top 5 Bloggers of 2017. (becomeabetterinvestor)
  • Poor customer retention will kill your startup. (reforge)
  • Please, please don’t borrow against your Bitcoin position. (prestonbyrne)
  • Hedge funds really aren’t trading all that much. (zerohedge)
  • Solar is simply too cheap for rising EV adoption to cause the system to regress. (medium)
  • What’s Going on with Wages? (strategy-business)
  • The IRS wants information from Coinbase about its high value users (TechCrunch)
  • Great Products vs. Great Businesses (collaborativefund)
  • Great advice from Winston Churchill for investors and entrpreneurs. (avc)
  • This Is What Could Pop the Bitcoin Bubble (Bloomberg)
  • How people in the startup ecosystem should think about public markets and the macroeconomy (medium)
  • Great News From McKinsey: Robots Will Take 800 Million Jobs Worldwide By 2030 (Zero Hedge)
  • Sophisticated investors have always sought out investing edges using data and computing power not available to ‘mom and pop’ investors. (bloomberg)
  • Yahoo Finance is getting into the cryptocurrency game. (axios)
  • Athony Isola, "Markets don’t operate in sealed jars." (tonyisola)
  • Why hedge funds may want to pay bonuses early. (bloombergquint)
  • Trend-following funds are venturing into less liquid markets. (ft)
  • The simplest things are often the most difficult: the case of Ringo Starr. (jeffmatthewsisnotmakingthisup.blogspot)
  • Emerging market debt maturities are rising. (ft)
  • The Senate Is Rushing to Pass Its Tax Bill Because It Stinks (New York Times)
  • Where Chicago Isn’t the Second City (wsj)
  • We are still early in the game: don’t get hung up on any individual coin. (pragcap)
  • How America’s Most Important Highway Fails (wsj)
  • We are entering the ‘most dangerous’ period of the economic cycle. (pro.creditwritedowns)
  • Where ‘the golden rule’ goes wrong. (m.signalvnoise)
  • Why my generation is so unhappy economically. (nytimes)
  • Is crypto more Tulip bubble or South Sea bubble? (valueandopportunity)
  • Natural gas and wind are simply outcompeting coal. (wsj)
  • A bunch of Bitcoin may simply be lost or unrecoverable. (fortune)
  • Is it possible? Rubio may have a backbone… (Wall Street Journal)
  • Bitcoin: Your grandma is buying (Wall Street Journal)
  • A profile of venture debt lender Hercules Capital. (bloomberg)
  • Jay-Z’s most unguarded interview ever, hope you didn’t miss (New York Times)
  • Your digital privacy rights will be redefined by this Supreme Court case (news.vice)
  • It Started as a Tax Cut. Now It Could Change American Life.&#xA0 (nytimes)
  • Why Vanguard’s Smart-Beta Bet May Unsettle Its Rivals (institutionalinvestor)
  • Why the US needs a sovereign wealth fund. (nytimes)
  • Jack Vogel, "Even passive index investors are betting on factors." (alphaarchitect)
  • Tyler Cowen on how to think about Bitcoin. (marginalrevolution)
  • iShares looking to get ahead of next year’s stimulus bill (ETF.com)
  • The case for Bitcoin as a ‘pure bubble.’ (ft)
  • No wonder startups talk about ‘disrupting’ when raising venture capital. (hbr)
  • Europe’s tech investment scene is heating up (Bloomberg)
  • Media can never grow as fast as VCs will want. (cjr)
  • What kind of margins will Bitcoin futures require? (ftalphaville.ft)

11/29/17 – Wednesday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • Michael Arrington is launching a $100 cryptocurrency hedge fund denominated in Ripple’s XRP. (fortune)
  • Most people don’t want to deal with custodying their Bitcoin. (qz)
  • When analyzing funds, rolling returns provide more information than annual returns. (beta.morningstar)
  • Macy’s Has a Plan to Survive the Retail Apocalypse (bloomberg)
  • Five charts that show the strength in the US economy. (bloomberg)
  • Consumer confidence is soaring. (disciplinedinvesting.blogspot)
  • How Guerrilla Tactics Toppled RenTech’s Robert Mercer (institutionalinvestor)
  • Tulip bulbs vs. bitcoin: a bubble comparison (ft)
  • The comedy club scene in NYC is booming. (wsj)
  • How China’s fiscal and monetary policy will pay out over the next couple years. (themacrotourist)
  • The Internet Is Dying. Repealing Net Neutrality Hastens That Death. (nytimes)
  • Small hedge funds don’t have the wherewithal to invest in AI. (bloomberg)
  • Uber used ex-CIA agents to steal trade secrets, fired manager says. Feds are investigating (latimes)
  • How Bitcoin lines up against previous burst bubbles. (thewaiterspad)
  • Josh’ observations from the massive Consensus: Invest Conference focused on cryptocurrencies. (thereformedbroker)
  • Can CME ($CME) Bitcoin contracts really serve as useful futures? (ftalphaville.ft)
  • Vanguard wants companies to disclose more on how climate change will affect their businesses. (businessinsider)
  • Goldman Sachs ($GS) joins the ‘everything is expensive’ crowd. (bloomberg)
  • Tyler Cowen’s favorite books from 2017. (bloomberg)
  • How to survive a melt-up. (theirrelevantinvestor)
  •  How James O’Keefe Exposed the Corruption in Conservative Activist Media (commentarymagazine)
  • America’s "Retail Apocalypse" Is Really Just Beginning (bloomberg)
  • Why stock correlation figures are largely useless. (alphaarchitect)
  • Some insights on how Bitcoin gains are taxed. (avc)
  • A middle aged approach to cutting the cord. (bloomberg)
  • The natural rate of interest has been declining for decades. (crossingwallstreet)

11/28/17 – Tuesday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • Why should we suspect that ETF investors will behave differently than others? (citywire.co.uk)
  • 13 lessons learned about the fund business. (beta.morningstar)
  • How cryptocurrencies are like Continental currencies. Seriously. (tomtunguz)
  • As Bitcoin Scrapes $10,000, an Investment Boom Like No Other (New York Times)
  • Why are property taxes so unpopular? (bloomberg)
  • Chicago is becoming quite the Bitcoin hub. (chicagobusiness)
  • Why now is a great time to diversify globally. (schwab)
  • A handful of quotes from Gene Fama. (review.chicagobooth.edu)
  • If you want to see what America would be like if it ditched net neutrality, just look at Portugal (businessinsider)
  • Holiday Sales Forecasts Still Stink (bloomberg)
  • Bitcoin will help fuel future technologies. (bloomberg)
  • Need things to worry about? Read this. (bloomberg)
  • Millennials are set to be the most unequal generation (qz)
  •  More than a Million Pro-Repeal Net Neutrality Comments Were Likely Faked (hackernoon)
  • Is This the End of the NFL? (nymag)
  • Don’t look now but international REITs are showing good 12-month performance. (capitalspectator)
  • A handful of solid investment rules will outperform a more complicated process. (ofdollarsanddata)
  • A Decade After the Crisis, King Dollar Is the World’s Tyrant (wsj)
  • Coinbase is not only the most popular crypto app it is also one of the most popular iPhone apps. (qz)
  • There are still a number of institutional hurdles for funds to invest in Bitcoin. (bloomberg)
  • The Tech Giants’ Secret War Against Fake News Is Too Secret (bloomberg)
  • The Internet Broke the Media, and There's No Turning Back (bloomberg)
  • It’s hard to argue with market breadth. (thereformedbroker)
  • Low yields are still a fixture on the investment landscape. (mrzepczynski.blogspot)
  • Thirteen books to give this holiday season including "Tribe of Mentors" by Tim Ferriss. (medium)
  • "ETF promoters need to accept fee pressure as a permanent feature of the industry…" (institutionalinvestor)
  • Companies whose CEOs have daughters seem to do better on measures of social responsibility. (alphaarchitect)
  • How big a role does shorting play in anomaly research? (quantpedia)
  • People visiting U.S. stores on Thanksgiving and Black Friday fell 4 percent from last year (wsj)
  • Index providers have a disproportionate effect on emerging markets. (bloomberg)
  • Billionaire Saudi prince learns he doesn’t have that many real friends after all (Bloomberg)
  • Excel, Microsoft ($MSFT) and the future. (bloomberg)
  • Barbara Novick, "Indexing is only one component of a diverse, robust and constantly innovating ecosystem." (wsj)
  • Q&A: Why a Value Investor Decided to Buy Bitcoin (Barron’s)
  • How to translate options-implied probabilities into real-world probabilities. (blog.thinknewfound)
  • Factor-based bond funds don’t look all that different than the competition. (institutionalinvestor)
  • How Traveling Back In Time Could Really, Physically Be Possible (medium)
  • I’m on the FCC. Please stop us from killing net neutrality (latimes)
  • Supply will eventually catch with demand for Bitcoin. (bloomberg)
  • The Bitcoin universe is much broader than it was a couple of years ago. (nytimes)
  • Pay attention, we are witnessing the first post-crisis mania. (thereformedbroker)
  • Fibonacci levels working out perfectly for crypto trading (All Star Charts)
  • Full-Throated Capitalist (l2inc)
  • You need to know the difference between your ‘investing pile’ and your ‘dumbass pile’ (pragcap)
  • Books about money worth giving as gifts including "The Opposite of Spoiled" by Ron Lieber. (getrichslowly)
  • Bitcoin futures: an (arbitrage) primer. (kiddynamitesworld)
  • What to Worry About in This Surreal Bull Market (Bloomberg)
  • Why did firms start increasingly pay dividends around 2000? (papers.ssrn)
  •  What Leonardo da Vinci Tells You About Bitcoin Prices (bloomberg)
  • Why isn’t the SEC cracking down on ICOs? (nytimes)
  • UBS exits the broker protocol (Investment News)
  • Where’s the Mutual Fund Deathwatch? (theetfeducator)
  • 29 books that people like to give away (or recommend). (farnamstreetblog)
  • Hooray for Fiona the Hippo, Our Bundle of Social-Media Joy (nytimes)
  • On the dangers of giving advice outside the mainstream. (beta.morningstar)
  • The US Mint charges a mint for proof gold and silver coins. (wsj)
  •  The S&P 500 Record Run No One Saw Coming (wsj)
  • Institutional investors are no better at trading than random. (etf)
  • Six Laws of Technology Everyone Should Know (wsj)
  • What’s going on with consumer tech this holiday season? (techpinions)
  • 11 books including, Peter Bernstein’s "Against the Gods," to understand investing. (ofdollarsanddata)
  • Attention, 401(k) investors: Own quality, purebred stocks (usatoday)
  • Is Amazon ($AMZN) a special case or the new norm? (blogs.cfainstitute)
  • SoftBank Bids to Buy Uber Shares for 30% Less Than Current Value (Bloomberg)
  • The climate has changed before. But this is different – look at the archaeological record (theguardian)
  • Businesses are not interested in taking on more bank loans. (wsj)
  • Beyond Modern Portfolio Theory: Liability-Driven Investment Strategies (blogs.cfainstitute)
  • The housing economy just continues to grind higher. (pragcap)
  • Private equity is taking off in Japan. (bloomberg)
  • How big a portfolio do you need to effectively capture factor exposures? (factorresearch)
  • What are we to make of the mushrooming number of indices wrought by self-indexing? (ft)
  • On the civil war between Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash. (bespokepremium)
  • 3 secrets to a more meaningful life. (bakadesuyo)
  • Wells Fargo Bankers, Chasing Bonuses, Overcharged Hundreds of Clients (Wall Street Journal)
  • Five ways to combat procrastination. (heleo)
  • All the ETFs affected by how S&P classifies global industries. (etf)
  • How Tecent could help Snap ($SNAP). (hans.vc)
  • Empirical economics is coming under some much needed (statistical) scrutiny. (bloomberg)
  • How DRW Holdings became a big-time Bitcoin trader. (wsj)
  • Exploring the sleight-of-hand managers use to tout active management. (etf)
  • What you should think when you see a pundit on TV. (awealthofcommonsense)
  • Low inflation aside, the Fed is likely to hike rates again in December. (blogs.uoregon.edu)
  • Ousted for sexual misconduct, stars leave trail of unemployed in their wake (nbcnews)
  • On the difference between public and private safe assets. (libertystreeteconomics.newyorkfed)
  • 12 secrets of FedEx drivers. (mentalfloss)
  • Is Your Stockpicker Lucky or Good? (wsj)
  • Uber vs. Lyft: Blood in the water (radiofreemobile)

11/27/17 – Monday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • 29 books that people like to give away (or recommend). (farnamstreetblog)
  • What’s going on with consumer tech this holiday season? (techpinions)
  • I’m on the FCC. Please stop us from killing net neutrality (latimes)
  • A Decade After the Crisis, King Dollar Is the World’s Tyrant (wsj)
  • What you should think when you see a pundit on TV. (awealthofcommonsense)
  • Holiday Sales Forecasts Still Stink (bloomberg)
  • Bitcoin topped $9000. (coindesk)
  • 3 secrets to a more meaningful life. (bakadesuyo)
  • All the ETFs affected by how S&P classifies global industries. (etf)
  • How DRW Holdings became a big-time Bitcoin trader. (wsj)
  • A succinct summary of the week’s economic events. (ritholtz)
  • The bulk of bitcoin mining occurs in China where power is cheap. (businessinsider)
  • It’s hard to argue with market breadth. (thereformedbroker)
  • Are gold and trend following a perfect match? (pensionpartners)
  • "ETF promoters need to accept fee pressure as a permanent feature of the industry…" (institutionalinvestor)
  • Big UK asset managers are trying to boost the number of women in middle management. (ft)
  • Sweden is in an enviable fiscal situation. (bloomberg)
  • Why you need some additional strategy diversification. (mrzepczynski.blogspot)
  • People visiting U.S. stores on Thanksgiving and Black Friday fell 4 percent from last year (wsj)
  • Why now is a great time to diversify globally. (schwab)
  • Can charisma be taught? (ft)
  • Why should we suspect that ETF investors will behave differently than others? (citywire.co.uk)
  • The US Mint charges a mint for proof gold and silver coins. (wsj)
  • Five ways to combat procrastination. (heleo)
  • Private equity is taking off in Japan. (bloomberg)
  • Barbara Novick, "Indexing is only one component of a diverse, robust and constantly innovating ecosystem." (wsj)
  • Ousted for sexual misconduct, stars leave trail of unemployed in their wake (nbcnews)
  • What are we to make of the mushrooming number of indices wrought by self-indexing? (ft)
  • Insurance companies are taking on illiquidity risk in order to boost returns. (wsj)
  • Want to make more money? Prepare for a digital job. (blogs.wsj)
  • Why isn’t the SEC cracking down on ICOs? (nytimes)
  • Millennials are set to be the most unequal generation (qz)
  • Bitcoin is reflective of the time compression in markets. (medium)
  • Businesses are not interested in taking on more bank loans. (wsj)
  • Hooray for Fiona the Hippo, Our Bundle of Social-Media Joy (nytimes)
  • On the civil war between Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash. (bespokepremium)
  • Don’t look now but international REITs are showing good 12-month performance. (capitalspectator)
  • Sweden’s hot housing market is finally cooling off. (qz)
  • The economic schedule for the coming week. (calculatedriskblog)
  • 13 lessons learned about the fund business. (beta.morningstar)
  • The Tech Giants’ Secret War Against Fake News Is Too Secret (bloomberg)
  • Beyond Modern Portfolio Theory: Liability-Driven Investment Strategies (blogs.cfainstitute)
  • Chicago is becoming quite the Bitcoin hub. (chicagobusiness)
  • Where’s the Mutual Fund Deathwatch? (theetfeducator)
  • Empirical economics is coming under some much needed (statistical) scrutiny. (bloomberg)
  • Index providers have a disproportionate effect on emerging markets. (bloomberg)
  • What co-trading looks like. (traderfeed.blogspot)
  • Want to be more interesting? Ask questions. (bloomberg)
  • Pay attention, we are witnessing the first post-crisis mania. (thereformedbroker)
  • How Tecent could help Snap ($SNAP). (hans.vc)
  • What part of the financial advice industry push women away. (investmentnews)
  • Attention, 401(k) investors: Own quality, purebred stocks (usatoday)

11/25/17 – Saturday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • How Bill Browder became the Kremlin’s enemy number one. (gq)
  • Want great sushi? Go to the Newark airport. (bloomberg)
  • Ten tricks retailers use to get you to spend more money. (marketwatch)
  • Beware the aggressive dermatologist. (nytimes)
  • America grows too many cranberries. (bloomberg)
  • Nine things to thankful that DIDN’T happen. (collaborativefund)
  • Nontraded BDC sales in worst year since 2010. (investmentnews)
  • On the benefits of having adult siblings. (npr)
  • The simple truth about net neutrality. (sethgodin.typepad)
  • Uber just purchased a fleet of Volvo XC90’s to become driverless cars. (fortune)
  • Stop Using Excel, Finance Chiefs Tell Staffs: Ubiquitous spreadsheet software that revolutionized accounting hasn’t kept up, CFOs say (wsj)
  • Why Stand in Line on Black Friday? The Psychology Explained (nytimes)
  • New York City’s subways used to be awesome. Today, not so much. (nytimes)
  • Wall Street’s 2017 Market Predictions: Pathetically Wrong: Forecasting is difficult, but this year showed exactly how pointless it can be; Markets performed opposite of virtually all predictions (wsj)
  • Your phone is designed to distract you. (medium)
  • How to fix the Macbook Pro (marco)
  • If an old anti-depressive works, why stop using it? (statnews)
  • If you love podcasts, you will love Blinkist which is running a huge Black Friday deal. Get a year of Blinkist Premium for just $40! Get big ideas for the best non-fiction books all delivered to your phone. (jump.blinkist)
  • So long, rock from an alien solar system. I mean that literally: So. Long. (syfy)
  • Cold, Coke in a bottle is the best. (lefsetz)
  • In the UK, sandwiches are an industry unto itself. (theguardian)
  • Probiotics could make cows burp less. (fastcompany)
  • The stock market does an okay job of pricing securities. (bloomberg)
  • Tim Ferriss found that many successful people meditate. (businessinsider)
  • The earlier you shop, the more you can save on shipping. (wsj)
  • Why exactly do we need Bitcoin futures? (bloomberg)
  • How to get a job in the NBA. (cleaningtheglass)
  • Don’t discount the value of holding period diversification. (mrzepczynski.blogspot)
  • This has been the best trade of the decade. (themacrotourist)
  • Please spend responsibly. (getrichslowly)
  • Tech stocks lead the sector performance race over the past 12 months. (capitalspectator)
  • Law schools are getting creative to attract applicants including more joint degrees. (ft)
  • Nontraded REITs to post worst sales since 2002 (investmentnews)
  • No.Laptops.In.Class. (nytimes)
  • Preston and Stig talk with Tobias Carlisle author of "The Acquirer’s Multiple: How the Billionaire Contrarians of Deep Value Beat the Market." (acquirersmultiple)
  • This is exactly what happens when you invest your money in a tracker fund (telegraph.co.uk)
  • If you don’t understand the $VIX futures roll you don’t understand VIX ETPs. (rcmalternatives)
  • Twelve business lessons from Ben Thompson of Stratechery. (25iq)
  • Why former Baltimore Raven John Urschel chose math over the NFL. (si)
  • It’s not enough to just negotiate lower fees. (institutionalinvestor)
  • Chip designers are stacking chips on chips. (wsj)
  • How people say they feel after having drunk different spirits. (qz)
  • Meb Faber talks commodities and gold with Claude Erb. (mebfaber)
  • What one truck driver thinks about the Tesla ($TSLA) Semi. (autoblog)
  • Name you child whatever you want. (ft)
  • Italy is experiencing an IPO boom. (economist)
  • Why doesn’t everyone get the flu vaccine? (freakonomics)
  • Civilizations don’t collapse for any single reason. (aeon.co)
  • Why outrage is so easy to muster. (fastcompany)
  • How the networks decide which NFL game you will see on Sunday. (nytimes)
  • When individual investors have an advantage over the big boys. (danielsolin)
  • What its like to drive on the highway with Cadillac’s Super Cruise. (nytimes)
  • This grass does a better job of sequestering carbon and doesn’t have to be mowed. (fastcompany)
  •  see also Black Friday Ain’t What It Used to Be (slate)
  • Tim Ferriss talks with polymath Stewart Brand. (tim.blog)
  • How does Costco ($COST) sell single-malt Scotch so cheaply? (punchdrink)
  • A rare conversation with David Swensen. (cfr)
  • How to measure Warren Buffett’s bearishness. (brooklyninvestor.blogspot)
  • Why radiologists need more AI, not less. (wsj)
  • Self-driving cars are going to need AI to work. (knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu)
  • Life is not about binge watching. (betterhumans.coach.me)
  • Netflix ($NFLX) has another nut to crack: the Oscars. (vanityfair)
  • How to enjoy, for a little while, life’s little successes. (work.qz)
  • Trust your dishwasher. (npr)
  • ESG investing is gaining adherents in Japan. (economist)
  • Five economic reasons to be thankful. (calculatedriskblog)
  • Aaron Fifield talks risk management with Aaron Brown author of "Red-Blooded Risk: The Secret History of Wall Street." (chatwithtraders)
  • The next America’s Cup is going to look very different. (npr)
  • Aaron Watson talks ‘timeless lessons" with Tren Griffin of 25iq. (overcast.fm)
  • Blinkist is running a huge Black Friday deal. Get a year of Blinkist Premium for just $40! Get big ideas for the best non-fiction books all delivered to your phone. (jump.blinkist)
  • Investors of all types are going to have to explore AI solutions or get left behind. (robotwealth)
  • Why central banks should keep their hands off crypto assets. (bloomberg)
  • The use of analytics in sports is not cut-and-dried. (thewaiterspad)
  • Why do humans eat bitter foods? (nytimes)
  • How Facebook ($FB) figures out who you know. (gizmodo)
  • Five behavioral tips to remain a long-term investor. (behaviouralinvestment)
  • Sam Harris talks with Robert Wright author of "Why Buddhism is True: The Science and Philosophy of Meditation and Enlightenment." (samharris)
  • 6 things all investors should be thankful for (marketwatch)
  • How to console someone on the loss of a loved one by suicide. (brightthemag)
  • A talk with Charlotte Beyer, author of "Wealth Management Unwrapped." (knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu)
  • The issue of market timing is even more acute for big investors, like Calpers. (bloomberg)
  • Millions of Americans are stuck in the gray zone having stopped taking opioids. (bloomberg)
  • Do fisher suffer? (blogs.scientificamerican)
  • We live in the modern era of denunciation. (wsj)
  • What stands between fliers and supersonic flights? (bloomberg)
  • Episodes 2-4 of Animal Spirits including a look back at the 2nd annual Evidence-Based Investing conference. (awealthofcommonsense)
  • Coinbase is taking advantage of the surge of interest in Bitcoin. (twitter)
  • When to give your child a smartphone. (npr)
  • On the relationship between Zen Buddhism and Stoicism. (dailystoic)
  • Michael Covel talks with Robert Carver author of "Smart Portfolios: A Practical guide to building and maintaining intelligent investment portfolios." (trendfollowing)
  • Amazon ($AMZN) is nosing into sports with the ATP Tour. (bloomberg)
  • What happens when you train for month to play chess world champion Magnus Carlsen. (wsj)
  • How to help teens manage their jam-packed schedules. (wsj)
  • All soda refills should be free. (melmagazine)
  • Barry Ritholtz talks with Greg Sands, founder of Costanoa Ventures, and the first product manager at Netscape. (ritholtz)
  • These are the eight friends you need in life, including ‘the connector.’ (bakadesuyo)
  • Turning the tables: a talk with Tim Ferriss author of "A Tribe of Mentors." (businessinsider)
  • Technical analysis has come for Bitcoin in the form of an ETN. (bloomberg)